Bathurst Youth Centre celebrates 20 years of serving Chaleur region's youth

The Bathurst Youth Centre is celebrating a major milestone:  20 years serving the youth of the Chaleur region.

Executive Director Melanie Frigault says, what first began as a safe place for young people to socialize and receive services, has grown to include such services as a homeless shelter, Women's Outreach, and Off-Reserve Aboriginal Outreach Services.

Frigault says the St. Anne Street facility first started out with three workers and now includes nearly 35 staff as well as a satellite operation at Atlas Park in Pointe-Verte.

A special gathering will take place Tuesday evening to mark the occasion.